Thursday, October 16, 2014

First catch of the season

Ruben caught a fish,  learned to clean and fillet it too. I took a try with smoking the salmon. The first fish I smoked turned out great the second one... Not so great. But I'm still learning.  I hope to catch a fish this fall too. I like fishing off the bank in Mapleton when the river gets higher. I feel pretty lucky to go fishing and have my kids learning to fish too.  

5th grade field trip... Whiskey Creek Organic Farm

I had the pleasure of joining Rubens class for their fall field trip. He has such a fun class. The kids are great! Ruben and his friends are so funny and silly. I loved it!  Plus the day at the farm was excellent!! This farm is off the grid powered by hydro and solar, which we learned about. We so assisted in eradicating scotch broom, a terrible invasive species, planted lettuce, picked veggies, took a hay ride, and had a lesson on the forest trees. 
Spending time with my boys is a favorite of mine. Getting to know their friends and being in the outdoor classroom was a real treat! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Honeyman State Park Field Trip 3rd Grade

Feeling pretty grateful to get the time to spend with Spencer and his class. We have some talented grant writers getting funding for great field trips... " know your watershed" was a hit, tree planting, water macrobes, nature journaling, slug racing,  and acting out erosion were our stations today. Hence the happy faces!! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Great Wolf Lodge

This isn't our typical weekend get away. Our usual is the beach, river, forest, or lake. What is common about this weekend get away is WATER! Yes we are a family that loves to play in water! So for a change of events... I took my boys and their two cousins to an indoor water park for the weekend. We had a blast! Yes lots of laughing, screaming, running, sliding, and swimming. We met other family and friends there too, a total of 12 kids and 9 adults. It was playtime all weekend for all of us. We also got to celebrate Stella's 5th birthday over the weekend. Tres had a nice quiet solo weekend at home. Which was a treat to him, because when does that ever happen? Rarely!